Tim Geithner Ponders Our Question: What If Women Ran Wall Street?

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Apparently, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner crammed for his appearance at today's Women in Finance symposium in Washington by reading Sheelah Kolhatkar's story from last week's New York Magazine, "What If Women Ran Wall Street?" According to Reuters, at the conference:


Geithner said he recently read an article asking what it would be like if women ran the hyper-competitive money hub of the United States.

"It's an excellent question. But kind of a low bar," Geithner joked, eliciting laughs from the gathering in the historic Treasury Cash Room. "How, you might ask, could women not have done better?"

Ha, that's pretty funny, actually. At least, it's definitely better than whatever we imagine Larry Summers would have come up with.

If women ran Wall Street? Geithner likes the idea [Reuters]
What If Women Ran Wall Street? [NYM]